Our youth and children’s programmes wouldn’t run without the help of volunteers and we want to thank everyone who gives of their time to help in their various roles. The organisations are off at the moment for the Summer break but we think this is a good time to express our need for more helpers in various groups. A few of our young who play a big role in Unlabelled, Unique and E.P.I.C (our youth programmes) are heading off to university come September which will leave us quite short for leaders. We urge that you take time to think and pray before you make a decision but if you would be interested in volunteering with our young people either on a rota basis or a year commitment please speak to Aimee Gibson.
Find a quiet place and time each day
Ask God to help you understand His Word
Read and think about a Bible passage (perhaps using the notes of Sunday’s sermons or using Bible reading notes)
Pray about what you’ve read for yourself
Pray about what you’ve read for others
Pray about other concerns, including Lambeg parish activities and events mentioned in this edition of ‘The Link’.
Baptisms are arranged for the second Sunday of each month. Parents seeking baptism for their children or adults seeking baptism must contact the Rector. No definite arrangements can be made for baptism until parents and those seeking baptism have completed a baptismal course with the Rector. Please contact the Rector for further details.
Holy Communion (page 180) Preacher: Rector
Morning Prayer (page 101) Preacher: Rector
First Reading: Hosea 6:1-
Second Reading: Galatians 4:8-
Service of the Word & Sunday School Preacher:Rev R Smyth
In the Hilden Centre
Evening Prayer Preacher: Rector
First Reading: Exodus 17:8-
Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1 (p.1191)
Sunday 12th January 2020
for the life and witness of Lambeg Church and the Hilden Centre
God’s generous provision for the ministry
the Rector and Aimee and all in leadership
the Sunday services -
the elderly and housebound -
those who visit hem
those who have been bereaved, the ill and those facing difficult situations
Craig, Georgie, Noah and Bethany serving in St. Luke’s, Bath
Activities for Week commencing 13th January 2020
Churches are able to claim a refund of £0.25 from the Inland Revenue for every £1
Currently, the vestry estimates that we are missing out on a possible extra £5000 because not everyone who qualifies for Gift Aid has signed up to it.
If you are unsure whether or not you qualify, or are already signed up, or simply want to find out more information, please lift a Gift Aid form from the back of church and contact our treasurer.
Further details can also be found inside the 2016 Financial Report
Gift Aid Coordinator
At the last meeting of the Select Vestry, Elizabeth McBurney was appointed as the Parish Gift Aid Coordinator to assist the Honorary Treasurer, Angela Sloan, in the administration of the Gift Aid Scheme. Liz will be seeking to expand the number of people who are eligible to gift aid their contributions to their Free Will Offerings. If you are a tax payer not already signed up then Liz or Angela are the persons to speak to.
1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Monday 13th January 2020
8.00 p.m. Bowling Club (Church Hall)
7.45 p.m. Mothers Union (Minor Hall)
Bring & Buy Sale followed by Quiz
Tuesday 14th January 2020
10.00 a.m. Mums & Tots (Hilden Centre)
7.30 – 9.00 p.m Unlabelled Youth Club (Yr 8+) (Hilden Centre)
Wednesday 15th January 2020
9.30 a.m. Work Party
10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Needles & Pins (Hilden Centre)
7.00 p.m. Girls’ Brigade (Church Halls)
Juniors (P5 to P7) 7.00-
Seniors (Yr 8 to Yr 10) 7.00 – 8.30 pm
Brigaders (Yr 11 plus) 7.30 – 9.00 pm
7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Christianity Explored Course (Rectory)
Thursday 16th January 2020
10.00 a.m. Open House (Hilden Centre)
Church Lads Brigade (Hilden Centre)
Saturday 18th January 2020
For under 5’s & Explorers
Monday: Read Galatians 4:8-
Tuesday: Read Galatians 4:12-
Wednesday: Read Galatians 4:17-
Thursday: Read Galatians 4:8-
Friday: Read Galatians 4:8-
Hello out there, did you know that we have over 24 seats in our Choir stalls in Lambeg. Many people in our Parish can still remember when they were all filled every Sunday. Nowadays we get about one third of that number. We still have one of the finest organs in the Diocese – it is over 100 years old. We have a fantastic organist and Choirmaster in John McClune. We have two beautifully tuned pianos and a lovely Choir robing room in which to practice. So why do we not have a lengthy queue of people coming to join our Choir? We need you on board to make it work.
What are the benefits? Well, it will give you great musical training, for a start. Not forgetting the great fellowship and friendships which members enjoy. Do you think that the members are too old for me? Then, what about a couple of small groups of teens, twenties, thirties etc coming along together. They would make and enjoy their own fellowship groups. Do you think that it is too much of a time commitment? Well, there are practices, but not every week. They only increase as the Choir prepares for special services, e.g., around Christmas and Easter, and they normally only last an hour.
I can’t sing! Well everybody can sing to some extent and the Choir are not looking for super stars – just people who like singing – nobody is expected to be able to read music as the practices will get you over that. So, what is stopping you from giving it a go? Talk to Angela Sloan for more information or ring her at 028 9267 9126 We sing to glorify God.
Next Sunday 19th January 2020
9.30 a.m. Holy Communion
10.45 a.m. Morning Prayer
12.00 noon Service of the Word
& Sunday School
6.30 p.m. Six Steps to talking about Jesus
Six Steps to talking about Jesus’ course
In Lambeg and Hilden, we aim to be a ‘Learning, Caring, Worshipping, & Witnessing Church’. During 2020, Lord willing, we will be exploring these four areas. To begin, we will be studying a short, practical, gentle course on being a ‘Witnessing Church’.
This will take place each Sunday evening at 6.30pm from January to February in the Hilden Centre. The Rev. David Luckman will be conducting the course. Please do plan to come along & learn how to grow in our your witness for Christ. Contact Rector for further details
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